Track costs and savings from contracting out;
Prevent agencies from contracting out work without public-private competition;
Abolish arbitrary personnel ceilings that prevent agencies from taking on work even when federal employees can perform the job more efficiently; and
Emphasize contracting in to the same extent as contracting out.
"The public has a right to reliable and accountable public services," AFGE National President Bobby L. Harnage stated. "The TRAC Act will help ensure that America's taxpayers get just that."
"This bill simply holds contractors accountable to the same standards as federal employees," Harnage added. "No one who truly believes in effective and cost efficient government should be opposed to this legislation."
The American Federation of Government Employees, AFL-CIO, is the largest union for government employees, representing 600,000 federal workers in the United States and overseas, as well as employees of the District of Columbia.